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TSA officer dead after shooting at LAX, multiple people injured

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A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer was killed after a gunman armed with a rifle opened fire at the Los Angeles airport Friday.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the suspect was shot by police and that officials are not releasing any more information on his condition at this time. Six additional people were transported to hospital, says the report.

The suspect in the shooting was a ticketed passenger who pulled a rifle out of a bag near a security checkpoint, reports CNN. The report says the shooting happened in Terminal 3.

Tory Belleci, one of the cast members from the television show Mythbusters, described the scene at the airport on Twitter.

“Heard gun shots then everyone starting running for the door. Not sure if anyone was hurt,” he said in a tweet.

And, in another tweet, he said: “We are being shuttled away from the terminal now. Eye witness said the shooter had an assault riffle.”

Flights were grounded at the airport, which is one of the busiest in North America.

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